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Project Management Quotes


"Strategic planning for projects management using a project management maturity model" - Harold Kerzner

"Is management rational?" - Warren Buffett

"Trying to manage a project without project management is like trying to play a football game without a game plan." - Katherine Tate

"For every hour of brains, you will be charged three hours. The other two hours go to management and project management, which is to say they are wasted." - Robert X. Cringely

"Is management candid with the shareholders?" - Warren Buffett

"Does management resist the institutional imperative?" - Warren Buffett

"Marketing management is now tribal leadership." - Seth Godin

"Without institution there is no management. But without management there is no institution." - Peter Drucker

"One of the responsibilities faced by the Environmental Genome Project is to provide the science base upon which society can make better informed risk management decisions." - Samuel Wilson

"Successful Project Management: PLAN, EXECUTE, EVALUATE Sounds simple, but most projects aren't well planned nor are they evaluated well. The tendency is to jump right into execution and as soon as execution is completed (which usually isn't soon), move on to the next project without evaluating what happen on the present project and what could have been improved. Successful project management requires more front and back end resources (and less middle) than are usually allocated." - Anonymous

"What we project, we get back." - Tony Clark

"I never talk about my next project." - Alice Walker

"Catching people doing things right is a powerful management concept." - Ken Blanchard

"Learning has replaced control as the fundamental role of management." - Shoshana Zuboff

"There is no remedy for the inefficiency of public management." - Ludwig Von Mises

"The goal of management is to remove obstacles." - Paul Orfalea

"Management has authority only as long as it performs." - Peter Drucker

"Organizationally what is required - and evolving - is systems management." - Peter Drucker

"The future is needed as a space to project your desires. To project, future is needed." - Rajneesh

"The world does not need a better definition of issues, or better planning or project management. It needs the issues and the plans to have more of an impact, which is the promise of engagement." - Peter Block

"Our goal is to leverage what is already out in the field in terms of partners, but then hire in project management capability and a bit of technical capability." - Kevin B. Rollins

"Project management is the art of creating the illusion that any outcome is the result of a series of predetermined, deliberate acts when, in fact, it was dumb luck." - Harold Kerzner

"In the end it is the musician who actually plays the notes. The impresario - or the project leader - is only there to make sure that happens. That is a very different type of management mind-set." - John Kao

"At the end of the day, though, there are a huge number of considerations that our management team go through before accepting any project - checking out the license is just one of them." - Andrew Oliver

"To create a big company, you need more partners, as it is hard to handle such a project alone. Such projects bring access to the expertise and management resources of the partners, and their connections above all." - Vladimir Potanin

"Our goal is to leverage what is already out in the field in terms of partners, but then hire in project management capability and a bit of technical capability." - Kevin Rollins

"It's nothing. A school project. My go-to answer for anything. Staying out late? School project. Need extra money? School project." - Jay Asher

"Many people equate good management with perfection. This is a fallacy. If perfection could be achieved, there would be no need for management." - James L. Hayes

"no project is completed until its objective has been achieved." - Paulo Coelho

"Jesus's resurrection is the beginning of God's new project." - N T Wright

"Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later" - Fred Brooks

"Find a happy person, and you will find a project." - Sonja Lyubomirsky

"For me marketing is about how to present a project." - Pedro Winter

"These new 'hybrid' F1 cars represent an extremely complex project." - Luca Cordero Di Montezemo

"It is a fact that you project what you are." - Norman Vincent Peale

"My ultimate life dream project is my kids. My family." - Denzel Washington

"The greatest project you'll ever work on is yourself." - Unknown

"I have the attention span of a 2-year-old. I like to jump from project-to-project." - Reba Mcentire

"Whatever it is that I thirst for in my current project tends to turn up in my following project." - Kim Jiwoon

"The best buy by way of management is brains-at any price." - Malcolm Forbes

"Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible." - Colin Powell

"More process, less innovation. More operations, less innovation. More management, less innovation. More entrepreneurs, more innovation." - Seth Godin

"We must firmly grasp management. Just making things isn't enough. We need to raise the quality." - Deng Xiaoping

"Time management is really personal management, life management. and management of yourself." - Brian Tracy

"Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing." - Warren G. Bennis

"Time management is a misnomer, the challenge is to manage ourselves." - Stephen Covey

"No woman is educated who is not equal to the successful management of a family." - Jacob Burnap

"Management that wants to change an institution must first show it loves that institution." - John Tusa

"God seems to have a kind of laid-back management style I'm not crazy about." - David Foster Wallace

"My style is basically trend following, with some special pattern recognition and money management algorithms." - Ed Seykota

"Management by Walking Around" - David Packard

"Management is the art of getting three men to do three men's work" - William Feather

"You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership." - Grace Hopper

"Management is prediction." - W Edwards Deming

"Boundaries and risk management are very important parts of living a healthy and positive life." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Quality management is needed because nothing is simple anymore, if indeed it ever was." - Phil Crosby

"Quality is free, however - the Management Systems that proliferate it are not." - Jay Watson

"I speak BASIC to clients, 1-2-3 to management, and mumble to myself." - Anonymous

"Ridcully was to management what King Herod was to the Bethlehem Playgroup Association." - Terry Pratchett

"Management must manage!" - Harold S Geneen

"Management must manage!" - Harold Geneen

"No business in the world has ever made more money with poorer management." - Bill Terry

"... what society overwhelmingly asks for is snake oil. Of course, the snake oil has the most impressive names - otherwise you would be selling nothing - like "Structured Analysis and Design", "Software Engineering", "Maturity Models", "Management Information Systems", "Integrated Project Support Environments" "Object Orientation" and "Business Process Re-engineering"." - Edsger Dijkstra

"The deployment of geolocating tags attached to ordinary garbage could paint a surprising picture of the waste management system, as trash is shipped throughout the country in a maze-like disposal process - as we saw in Seattle with our own Trash Track project." - Carlo Ratti

"I'm strictly a one-project-at-a-time kind of guy. If I came up with a compelling idea for a different book while working on a project, I'd probably abandon the first project and go with the new idea." - Neal Stephenson

"Generally there are always a few things that get left off for some reason or other, although the criteria for inclusion vary from project to project." - Bent Saether

"I believe it is called 'Area 51' because of a project, the very first project that went on out there, in 1951." - Annie Jacobsen

"When I go for a project, I wonder what underpinning a project will have that's going to give the audience some emotional access to it." - Robert Redford

"I'm no good at down-time. I panic slightly and then plan a project or set up a meeting about starting a project." - David Morrissey

"The Management of money is, in much, the management of self. If heaven allotted to each man seven guardian angels, five of them, at least, would be found night and day hovering over his pockets." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Management is not being brilliant. Management is being conscientious." - Peter Drucker

"Snobbery management is as difficult and necessary as anger management." - Michael Foley

"The key thing in management is goal setting. In medicine, goal-based approach is particularly important. Management should be aimed at minimizing health damage and, with a high degree of correlation, at reducing mortality" - Abel Aganbegyan

"Top management is supposed to be a tree full of owls hooting when management heads into the wrong part of the forest. I'm still unpersuaded they even know where the forest is." - Robert Townsend

"People often ask why I left CNN - I didn't like management. I liked my colleagues in the news gathering but the corporate culture that seized management when AOL came in (Steve Case and Gerry Levin) was disgusting." - Greta Van Susteren

"Management has no divine rights." - Walter Reuther

"The resource allocation task of top management has received too much attention when compared to the task of resource leverage." - C. K. Prahalad

"Gujarat is all about Trade with Tradition, Commerce with Culture, Enterprise with Entertainment and Development with Disaster management." - Narendra Modi

"If you want to see the future of management education you should go to see Team Academy." - Peter Senge

"Succeed in spite of management." - Stephen Hawking

"Middle management is a disease." - Massimo Vignelli

"The highest art of professional management requires the literal ability to 'smell' a 'real fact' from all others." - Harold S Geneen

"Old-style management is irrelevant." - Peter Diamandis

"A management decision is irresponsible if it risks disaster this year for the sake of a grandiose future." - Peter Drucker

"The essence of investment management is the management of risks, not the management of returns." - Benjamin Graham

"Many think of management as cutting deals and laying people off and hiring people and buying and selling companies. That's not management, that's deal making. Management is the opportunity to help people become better people. Practiced that way, it's a magnificent profession" - Clayton Christensen

"We lived in a housing project graced by the architectural style of Early Chicken Coop ..." - Clara Fraser

"This living, this living, this living Was never a project of mine." - Dorothy Parker

"Don't wait for someone to green light your project, build your own intersection." - Tyler Perry

"You always project on the outside how you feel on the inside." - Denis Waitley

"We do. Or re-create the ones we have, and project. My whole life is projection." - James Ellroy

"Every time I work on a project, I keep every little piece of paper." - Micah Lexier

"She cannot love, nor take no shape nor project or affection, she is so self-endeared" - William Shakespeare

"I'm only interested in people engaged in a project of self-transformation." - Susan Sontag

"I stay true, because whatever the project is, I'm still looking for inside of that character." - Forest Whitaker

"User-centered design means working with your users all throughout the project." - Donald A. Norman

"Those worship songs on the Christmas project will air on PBS television. That's highly unusual." - John Tesh

"I have a level of fear going into every project, and that's what keeps me going." - Gerard Butler

"A bad habit never disappears miraculously, it's an undo-it-yourself project." - Abigail Van Buren

"Failure isn't failing at the project at hand. Failure is giving up on yourself." - Donna de Varona

"Making movies can be a creative exciting project for director and rest of staff." - Philip Kaufman

"Has given me no choice but to advocate for the termination of this project." - Greg Nickels

"No matter what it is, pick yourself up and go on to the next project" - Shelley Duvall

"The ideal project does not exist, each time there is the opportunity to realize an approximation." - Paulo Mendes da Rocha

"[When I photograph] I project what I'm not. What I would like to be." - Lillian Bassman

"Violating human rights is integral to the project of neoliberalism and global hegemony." - Arundhati Roy

"What you don't see and don't acknowledge in yourself, you project onto someone else." - Gary Zukav

"We've allowed our military to decay, and we project weakness on the international stage." - Rick Scott

"I think that I'm always open to any kind of project." - Katie Holmes

"The audience is the source of the energy that I project back to them." - Blixa Bargeld

"I've never really been a part of anything but my own project." - Lady Sovereign

"Waking up and having a project to work on is one of life's great pleasures." - Kelly Reichardt

"A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it's an undo-it-yourself project." - Abigail Van Buren

"World peace is one project that we have to do together." - Yoko Ono

"The Mozilla project is big in terms of lines of code and complexity." - Mitchell Baker

"When you start a new project, you wonder whether it's the right choice." - Jamie Bamber

"It was really hard to find another project after my first film." - Guillaume Canet

"It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project." - Napoleon Hill

"I always need a couple of highlights to really spark the passion for a project." - Lasse Hallstrom

"I coach young people. I have a group called BTP - Broadway Theatre Project." - Ben Vereen

"One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do it yourself project." - Denis Waitley

"With classical singing you have to put out so much air - you project, you emit force." - Renee Fleming

"But now I really don't want to work unless I really, really care about a project." - Jodie Foster

"'Taken' is a really difficult project because it was a big surprise for everybody." - Olivier Megaton

"'Project Runway' was my guilty pleasure while my son was napping or nursing." - Debra Messing

"For all of us, self-briefing before going out or starting a project sharpens artistic wit." - Robert Genn

"I'm spending all my time and energy on the project at hand." - Eric Bana

"You do as much research as you can for any project." - Chiwetel Ejiofor

"When people speak of creating superhumanly intelligent beings, they are usually imagining an AI project." - Vernor Vinge

"I love the producer, Joel Rice. We worked together years ago putting a project together." - Marilu Henner

"Fashion never stops. There is always the new project, the new opportunity." - Carolina Herrera

"My mind is always on whatever next project I'm working on." - Lois Lowry

"I'm not lying, every single project I've done, they've all been great." - Ken Jeong

"It's really a drag to do the same project over and over again." - David Johansen

"I try to just be open to what the next experience is and how it makes me feel, just reading a project, or trying to get involved with a project, or thinking about a project, and what particular emotional flavor that brings. To me, it's never really about planning the next thing, or the career arc. It's about investigating how I feel, from project to project, and finding things that I haven't explored and what that would be like." - Chiwetel Ejiofor

"Virtually every company will be going out and empowering their workers with a certain set of tools, and the big difference in how much value is received from that will be how much the company steps back and really thinks through their business processes, thinking through how their business can change, how their project management, their customer feedback, their planning cycles can be quite different than they ever were before." - Bill Gates

"The impresario function is about intervening with the company's more administrative management structure. It is about trying to establish a sense of boundaries and budgets and milestones and so forth on a project that does not necessarily lend itself to milestones. It is about translating between the intimate interior environment of the creative work team and the company's need to make money. And finally, it is about positioning the fruits of the creative process in the marketplace and selling them." - John Kao

"A cardinal principle in systems theory is that all parties that have a stake in a system should be represented in its management." - Malcolm Knowles

"There's no such thing as knowledge management; there are only knowledgeable people. Information only becomes knowledge in the hands of someone who knows what to do with it." - Peter Drucker

"Higher position means greater service and an apportunity to purely represent Srila Prabhupada. Hence our management must be based on humility and tolerance." - Bhakti Charu Swami

"All of management is about self-confidence" - Jack Welch

"In an era of globalisation, AIESEC's programmes have helped young people around the world to develop a broader understanding of cultural socio-economic and business management issues." - Kofi Annan

"Real management is developing people through work." - Agha Hasan Abedi

"My curse on plays That have to be set up in fifty ways, On the day's war with every knave and dolt, Theater business, management of men." - William Butler Yeats

"Retroactive management emphasizes the bottom line." - W Edwards Deming

"Wartime CEO is too busy fighting the enemy to read management books written by consultants who have never managed a fruit stand." - Ben Horowitz

"One of the nastier trends in library management in recent years is the notion that libraries should be 'responsive to their patrons'." - Connie Willis

"We treat employees as a member of the family. If management take the risk of hiring them, we have to take the responsibility for them." - Akio Morita

"It is the responsibility of leadership and management to give opportunities and put demands on people which enable them to grow as human beings in their work environment." - John Harvey-Jones

"The most common source of mistakes in management decisions is the emphasis on finding the right answer rather than the right question." - Peter Drucker



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